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  1. Incidentally, Algernon's wife was the first to get that nasty hospital bug, so they named it 'Mrs.A' after her....
  2. blakeyboy

    Spon Gate

    Have I missed the reason why Spon Gate is being brought up? (The Goons had 'spon' as being 'a grey-green metal, mined in agony by the inhabitants of the Urals' ...if I remember correctly...)
  3. "You pay for the gold and the history is free".... I usually only comment on such phrases, looking back over a month maybe, but with such quality, with it very neatly summing up what we all love about coins, and I know it's not yet October, but I am going to stick my neck out, and declare that "Motto of the Year"... Just excellent...
  4. No it isn't. This is.
  5. blakeyboy

    has there been a software change?

    ...same here...Sierra 10.12.6....
  6. blakeyboy


    Thick men tipping crap into trucks were called 'Binmen'. Then they became 'refuse operatives' or some such. Failing education departments re-labelled year 5, 6 or whatever as 'Key Stage' something or other to make it sound like they had a clue what they were doing. The plastic sheet on your car seat when it comes back from a garage isn't to keep the seat clean- it's to make you think that the engine job they did is somehow 'better'. All this is commonplace and _we_ have allowed it to develop. When a village pub closes, people are up in arms, but when questioned, admit they hadn't had a drink in there for years.... You have to actually DO something to stop/change things. It can't be changed by talking on forums, but at the ballot box...if anyone is worth voting for.... Hope doesn't change reality. I invented 'Woke' years ago- I failed to get it into the Meaning of Liff because I missed the deadline. To 'Woke' ( present participle 'Woking' ) is to wander round the house trying to find that half- finished cup of coffee or tea that you put down absent-mindedly, and is going cold somewhere. I watched the Trump election success while in Las Vegas, in the Sports Bar at Caesar's Palace. What a bizarre night. The next evening, in a restaurant, a local came over on hearing my accent, and said how he was embarrassed at what I would now think of America and Americans. I replied that every country gets the government it deserves, and he ambled off quite contentedly.
  7. blakeyboy

    Australian 1967 Dollar coin

    Please bear in mind that after the risks, and having spent money for no reason, your coin is still the same....:-)
  8. blakeyboy

    The rarest coin you own?

    Hmmmm..trying to remember- yes- there is the 1880 with missing waves on the right, another 1880 with a fragment of the '0' above the top of the '0', an 1861 with a loop of a small '8' under the '8' I think you've seen them before over the past 4 years....
  9. blakeyboy

    The crazy world of Top pop buyers

    Don't get me started, Mike- even though your talent for doing so is impressive!!!! You are so so right. Madness. Same same same in my world of vintage Pro Audio. Does anyone get pleasure from such coins? All the sane people on this forum know what I mean- such coins don't HAVE to be graded highly by someone else for a fee... I have an acquaintance who collects expensive whisky. He has a mouth-watering collection. He has no idea what any of them taste like. Nuff said.
  10. blakeyboy

    Cowell Coins

    Oh please...someone ask them if they can buy all the actual coins in the picture and see what they say....pleeese!
  11. blakeyboy

    Cowell Coins

    OMG they are using the same picture again!!!!!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234889351176?hash=item36b07f1008:g:gKIAAOSwAJpklhVx&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA4FlH%2FfXPiXSsJPre7l4FkwuzQ%2FFY%2FXHxwomdwyGhYYo%2B0IrGq%2F2%2FNJH5ztcr%2Fzi2pXplG3cjx%2FXguuOcL6AfzurEwiGofyO5AC1gJi87HUywe32bRGsMxGk7xgZMNj21v7BnU8DRoNpCWisNzkc8%2F97eWnUDD0VTnk3owH7kPYaIj0OBq6rmBXZAc1B%2FDNdMrl7mWIG5EB5vQVxweqbXHnmwCW4Yg8uTJiBp95eUBmHGAvGg%2F%2FJln5ZmgePDb4GEarXl62LeZJCDWAVeo0%2F5pPMPkYxCEf0pw1ACqMgQd3qo%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR7j4m9G1Yg
  12. blakeyboy

    Cowell Coins

    Remember this penny?? The one that Cowell coins pictured on their listing, but didn't send me? Well, check this out!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334927997148?hash=item4dfb43a8dc:g:8qkAAOSw0olknXO5&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwA%2BbcRNetiK29HGvHSs30gsTbAJ1s5m8yLCUB7SK7Dy9MYibTiNMnvUjEe%2BiPDwq65keMqw%2FztGut%2FdOU1EqlxTsvF2lo7yxxmIVCmwTy9pnEkzu%2BOg%2FL3khzhwGk72los77%2FOHbI9pciEuSGWCsJetPym8fe%2B0QLYuT3%2FilLu42WsLhI%2F1MPerYaTfDxHZDroJQItIDyfdiKK7PF4pClt6BLYCNW%2FIyxbUe7oB44o1wwzG80WN2sCVFAOUBHmLVig%3D%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR6z4m9G1Yg Compare with the one I thought I'd bought.....
  13. Without the 'Check Your Change' booklet, and the 'I-Spy Book of Cars', my childhood would have been very bleak indeed.
  14. blakeyboy

    Lighting with colour etc

    I forgot about this thread! Here are some pics of a bash I lit last month, obviously 'boosted' by exposure length:
  15. Why don't people of his calibre go into politics?